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Night Sounds

Listening to the girls reciting Qur’aan, preparing for class later this night reminds me of other nights spent under star speckled skies listening to the recitation of the night prayers during the month of Ramadhaan. Climbing to the roof, letting the sounds of the night- crickets, the far away sound[…]

Giveaway: Free Copy of “Fasting from Alif to Yaa”

Alhamdulillah, we are happy to announce that Taalib al-Ilm Educational Resources will be giving away a softcover copy of my book, “Fasting from Alif to Yaa” to readers of Yemen Journey. Insh’Allaah, enter as often as you like.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Fasting from Alif to Yaa: A Day By Day Guide To Making The Most Of Ramadhaan

Alhamdulillah, the blessed month of Ramadhaan is almost upon us. In hopes of assisting my sisters to make this Ramadhaan one that is truly beneficial, I am teaching an online class on making the most of Ramadhaan. The class will be based upon my book with a similar title, but[…]

Preparing for the Eid

The last ten nights of Ramadhaan are a time of increased prayer, contemplation, supplication and good works. Somewhere in these last ten nights is The Night of Decree, the night in which angels descend in abundance and there is peace in every matter. All supplications are answered in this blessed[…]

Night and Day

During the month of Ramadhaan, the Yemenis turn their worlds upside down. Night literally becomes day, and day becomes like night. We don’t follow this custom, preferring to keep things in their usual up and down state, but we can’t help but be affected by it throughout the entire month.[…]

Breaking Fast

It is about half an hour before time to break fast. The sun is slanting in the windows, whispering its goodbyes for the day. Outside, the dusty streets are filled with people hurrying…the old men who play dominoes for hours every afternoon are packing up their game board and pieces[…]